UAE set to amend law granting expats with Emirati citizenship


The government of UAE is reportedly amending its law governing citizenship in an effort to grant Emirati citizenship to expats provided they meet certain criteria. 

Citing a circular from the Minister of Justice, according to a report published by Arabian Business the amendments that would grant citizenships to investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, and people with special talents in accordance with the following conditions: 

1. To renounce his/her original nationality or any other nationality he/she holds.

2. To have a lawful and continuous residence in the country.

3. To be fluent in the Arabic language.

4. To have a legitimate means of subsistence.

5. To have an academic qualification.

6. To be of good conduct.

7. That he/she has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that violates honor or trust, unless he/she is rehabilitated.

8. To obtain security approval.

9. To swear an oath of allegiance to the state.


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